Setting Priorities

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Can you believe that August is already here?! It’s crazy to me to think about it…

I’ve been thinking a lot about time management, about how I manage my time and what I do with the time that I have.

If I’m being completely honest, I waste a lot of my time on Netflix. Entertainment and TV in particular takes up the majority of my time. Sometimes it seems like it’s my only priority. It’s my only way to escape and relax. 

But really my priority shouldn’t be entertaining myself, with television or anything else. My priority should be my time with God. I heard someone in my family tonight say something to the effect that we aren’t just supposed to “hang out” with God, that just spending time with Him isn’t enough, that we need to be actively doing something for Him.

That struck a very wrong note with me. Micah 6:8 says, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” 

At the end of the day, what it boils down to is our daily walk with God. It doesn’t matter how many things we try to do, it matters how we behave and how we are. It’s more about being with God and striving to walk closer and nearer to Him every day than it is about doing things for Him.

We can never expect to work our way into His good graces, it doesn’t work that way. He doesn’t want slaves, He wants children. He wants us to fellowship with Him as His children. He is my heavenly Father and I am his daughter and that’s something that I should revel in!

Just the fact that I get time to spend with Him is a wonderful thing. I’ve been discovering that when I’m stressed and tired and I want to turn to TV and entertainment to relax, it’s actually more relaxing and more peaceful for me to turn to my Bible and to pray.

Yes, sometimes I fall asleep during prayer. But I’m learning very, very slowly that my time with Him is time best spent.

Now I’m not saying not to watch Netflix or TV in general… I would be the first person to admit that I’m a Netflix junky! Haha! But what I’m saying is not to make that your priority. I’m learning that my time with my Lord has to be my priority throughout the day and then I can watch Netflix secondly, well thirdly actually because my family and friends come second. But He always has to come first.

In whatever I do throughout my day, He has to come first in my life.

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